When Banya crashed, Zarco led the wet Emilia Romagna FP1 by 1.4 seconds – Motorsport Week

2021-11-12 09:38:46 By : Ms. Winnie Chen

Johann Zarco, MotoGP, San Marino MotoGP September 19, 2021 // SI202109190672 // For editorial use only //

Johann Zarco led the way in the opening practice session of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Misano as champion contender Francesco Francesco Bagnaia crashed under difficult conditions.

Due to the earlier showers, the test started on the wet track, although most drivers set off immediately, and bad weather is expected to continue on Friday and Saturday.

However, another rain shower will cause the situation to deteriorate for about a third of the distance, which means that as the track becomes more dangerous, most of the field returns to the pits.

Unsurprisingly, Jack Miller's Ducati took the lead before teammate Banya's second shower, while KTM's Miguel Oliveira managed to post the third fastest effort.

As the rain dissipated and the track began to provide participants with more grip, the track activity began to pick up again. In the last ten minutes, Pramac’s Zarco really felt the conditions because he pushed himself to the times. Peak 1:43.836s.

The two-time Moto2 world champion was unmatched in the remaining minutes because he relentlessly shortened the time. His last effort was when the time of 1:42.374 was down, he led by 1.417 seconds. Honda driver Marc Marquez (Marc Marquez).

In the end, Miller slipped to third place before another Pramac Desmosedici by Jorge Martin, while Franco Morbidelli was on the Yamaha factory’s first car Finished the top five.

Banya was finally forced to finish sixth in FP1 after a crash at turn 8. The Italian stuffed the front of his machine into the left-handed as he tried hard to find more time-even though he was lucky enough to leave Leaving safe and sound.

Oliveira ranked seventh before the Tech 3 KTM duo Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona, while defending MotoGP world champion Joan Mir entered the top ten.

Series leader Fabio Quartararo played cautiously throughout the game, as he trailed the returning Mavericks Apulia in 18th place.

During the entire test, two other drivers were also affected by this situation. LCR Honda's Alex Marquez and Brad Binder fell to the ground at the 2nd and 8th corners in the early races, just a few seconds apart— -The duo ended with 14th and 23rd overall scores respectively.  

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